Geotechnical & Construction Materials

The geotechnical and construction materials division of CCIL is the pre-eminent organization that represents the interests of testing and geotechnical consulting engineering organizations. The member firms offer a broad range of services for materials such as:

 - Soil and backfill

 - Rock

 - Groundwater

 - Aggregates

 - Concrete and cementitious products

 - Asphalt cements and asphaltic concrete mixes

 - Masonry and blocks

 - Geosynthetics

 - Fenestration products including windows and curtain walls

 - Roofing products

Other services provided by member companies include:

 - Materials testing and quality control / quality assurance

 - Geotechnical and foundation engineering

 - Geo-environmental engineering

 - Hydrogeological services, including Permit to Take Water (PTTW)

 - Building sciences

 - Construction materials engineering

 - Pavement design and structure condition assessments

 - Inspection and field services

 - Forensic engineering investigations

The firms range from small local companies to large multi-national organizations, and there are lab facilities in almost every major market in Canada.

There is a geotechnical/construction materials division executive that meets regularly to address key issues that affect the industry. Under consideration are a broad array of topics such as: advocacy on critical issues, technical and industry leadership, certification programs, communication, updated standards, communication at conferences and seminars, identification of business opportunities, and industry-specific market surveys and analysis.